Homecoming Week Planned Sept. 26-Oct. 1

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 - 9:30am

As Saints alumni from all across the globe come marching home, several special events are scheduled for Limestone College’s upcoming Homecoming celebration.

Homecoming activities will begin on Monday, Sept. 26 and wrap up on Saturday, Oct. 1, as the Saints football team takes on Wingate University at the Reservation stadium at Gaffney High at 1 p.m.

Prior to the game, the second annual “Big Blue Tailgate” is scheduled from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Sleep-Easy Mattress Tailgate Lot located at 437 Hyatt Street in Gaffney.  The “Big Blue Tailgate” will feature a large Mobile Party Bar, live music from “Darwin’s Radio,” and much more. The Gaffney Elks Lodge will be preparing barbecue, hamburger, and hot dog plates for $10 each. Meal tickets are not required to attend the event.

Homecoming gets started for Limestone students on Monday, Sept. 26, as the “College Coffee & Cookies” event comes to the front campus at 9:30 a.m. Then at 8 p.m., there will be a karaoke contest in Fullerton Auditorium.

On Tuesday, Sept. 27, the Student Center Quad will be home to a Corn Hole Tournament starting at 8 p.m. A Lip-Sync Battle at Fullerton Auditorium will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 28, at 8 p.m. On Thursday, Sept. 29, a Trivia Contest will take place at Stephenson Dining Hall at 9 p.m.

A Campus Cookout and Banner Contest are both scheduled for Friday, Sept. 30, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. on the front campus.

The Homecoming Court will be presented at the football game on Saturday, Oct. 1. The Homecoming King and Queen will be announced at halftime.

General admission football game tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for senior citizens (60-over), and $9 for students/children (17-under). Children through the age of 6 are admitted for free in the general admission sections.

There will also be three Alumni Games held during homecoming week. The Softball Alumni Game will be played on Friday, Sept. 30, at 6 p.m. at Babe Ruth Field in Gaffney. The Baseball Alumni Game is slated for 6:30 p.m. the same day at Founders FCU Stadium on campus. On Saturday, Oct. 1, the Men’s Soccer Alumni Game is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. at Saints Field on campus.

Also during homecoming week, the Limestone women’s volleyball team will host the University of Mount Olive at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1, at the Timken Center. That same day, the women’s soccer squad will entertain Barton College at 2 p.m. at Saints Field. Then at 4:30 p.m., it’s the men’s soccer team in action as Barton visits at 4:30 p.m. at Saints Field.

For more homecoming information, visit www.limestone.edu/homecoming or call 864-488-4602.